Student Senate

The 2017-18 Student Senate.

2018-2019 Student Senate Election Information

DEADLINE EXTENDED: DUE APRIL 5th at 4:30 p.m. - Submit via email to or drop off in Student Life Office (CC101)!

*Applications for the following positions are still being accepted until Thursday at 4:30 p.m.: Secretary, Public Relations Coordinator, Diversity & Equity Coordinator, and Senator at Large positions. Click here for application!

April 2, 2018 - Applications for the 2018-2019 Student Senate positions are now available! Applications are due at 12:00 p.m. on 4/2/18 to the Student Life Office.

April 3, 2018 - Candidate eligibility will be verified and candidates will be notified that they will be included in the election the following week.

April 3-13, 2018 - Candidates can campaign during these dates. Please see the Campaign Guidelines for rules about campaigning.

April 9-13, 2018 - Elections will begin at 8:00am on Monday, April 9th and close on Friday, April 13th at 3pm. All students a link to vote via campus email.

Important Election Documents

Student Senate Information


The Student Senate is the official voice of the NHCC students.

Student Senate Constitution

The Constitution was revised and reviewed by campus during Spring 2015 through Fall 2015. It was voted on and ratified on October 22, 2015 and amended on March 31, 2016 and September 22, 2016.

2017-18 Student Senate Leadership

  • President - Eddie Xiong
  • Vice President - Ariel Vang
  • Secretary - Erik Munguia-Cuautle
  • Treasurer - Davy Yang
  • Public Relations Coordinator - Angie Ruiz
  • Legislative Coordinator - Kate Lawrence
  • Diversity & Equity Coordinator - Choua Yang
  • Senators at Large - Dienabou M'Boup, Dhool Ali, Priscilla Mayowa, Olena Chernets, and Dat (Kevin) Vuong
  • Ombuds - Spencer Tye, Kate Lawrence

2017-18 Meeting Information

2017-18 Schedule: All meetings are set for 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. in Campus Center 244.

All meeting agendas will be posted here the Tuesday of each scheduled meeting week. After meeting minutes are approved, they will be posted here, approximately two weeks after each meeting. If you would like to request to speak at a meeting, or present an agenda item, email, or

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  • January 25, 2018
  • February 15, 2018
  • March 1, 2018
  • March 22, 2018
  • April 15, 2018
  • April 19, 2018

Student Senate Officer Eligibility

All officers shall act in accordance with the Constitution. The term for executive board officers is one year, beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30 of the following year. Executive board officers may run for a second term. No one may serve as an officer of the Student Senate for more than two years.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The president shall preside at all Student Senate meetings, represent the Student Senate to the college and others, and convene the executive board at least monthly during an academic term.
  • The vice president shall assume the duties and responsibilities during the president's absence.
  • The secretary shall record the meeting minutes of the Student Senate and maintain a permanent record of said minutes in the Student Senate computer, along with a hard copy on file in the Student Senate office.
  • The public relations coordinator shall be responsible for posting the agenda on the Student Senate bulletin board two (2) days prior to a Student Senate meeting.
  • The legislative coordinator shall be responsible for all legislative affairs of the Student Senate that shall be conducted in the best interest of the North Hennepin Community College student body.
  • The diversity & equity coordinator shall be responsible for working to create an inclusive student community and tracking progress on the college's diversity master plan.
  • The senators at large represent the general student body on all student issues and lead at least one project per year of their interest.
  • The club and organization representatives serve as a voting members of student senate to vote on issues of student concern.
  • All executive board officers shall attend all Minnesota State College Student Association (LeadMN) general assembly meetings. Appeals may be made to the Student Senate executive board.
Contact Information 

Student Life Office
Phone: 763-424-0801
Location: Campus Center

Find us! 

Student Senate Office
Phone: 763-493-0526
Location: Campus Center 231